It is pretty well known throughout Tawau that Jafre Mee Tauhu is the place to go whenever you’re craving for mee tauhu (plain fried noodles + a set of brown and white tofu). But in the past few years, there’s another place in town that can give them a run for their money. You guys should really give Kedai Kopi Mee Tauhu Tawau a try as well. Situated at the Leeka Light Industry Estate, right at the back of Jade Ocean Restaurant, its location is somewhat hidden from the main road but it’s not that difficult to find them. For one, you’ll spot a number of patrons standing outside of the premise, waiting for any available place to sit and eat. But all of that can be avoided if you came during non peak hours (usually after early breakfast time & on weekdays), just like we did recently.
We’d ordered their highly popular Mee Tauhu set and the taste is lovely. It’s very similar to those from its main rival, as the owner of this fine establishment once worked as a cook at Jafre (yup, that pretty much explains why they're pretty popular as well). But I’m glad to say that not all of their dishes are mere copies of the latter. Their sambal for example, tasted sweeter than its counterpart and that’s a good thing. They also provide Nasi Kuning (which my partner had sampled and give thumbs up to them) for those not in the mood for any noodles and tofu.
** Current status – Still in operation (as of Sept 2015)